At-Large D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I) joins us to talk about the investigation of Ballou High School graduation rates, and the new proof of residency requirements for homeless families.
Treva Lindsey, a D.C. native and women’s and African American studies scholar, sought to learn more about the black women who shaped her hometown during the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Her research uncovered a startling lack of documentation of the “foremothers” who lived in the District at a time when long-held gender and racial roles were quickly shifting. The new book, “Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington D.C.”, seeks to fill in those gaps in knowledge and reveal their stories. Kojo talks with Lindsey about the lives of those women and their lasting impact on our region and the country as a whole.
- Treva Lindsey Associate Professor of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University; Author, "Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington D.C." (University of Illinois Press); @divafeminist
Colored No More – Excerpt
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